As the Napster saga continues apace, all sorts of wily software
firms are finding ways to circumnavigate those bothersome court
Take this effort from NapCameBack.com. In a press release e-mailed to
'Media Personalities' (oooh, you flatter us!) last week, we were
promised 'exciting new information regarding ... the launch of The
NapCameBack Encoder, Version 2.0 that will totally evade the Napster
On opening the attached press release, however, it appeared that the
filters were stronger than even they could have imagined. The Word
document, cryptically entitled 'PR2.doc' was, in fact, totally blank.
Not a word.
While we sympathize with the intricacies of encryption, and understand
wanting to keep your methods secret, we couldn't help wondering if this
was taking things too far. Happily, they thought so too, and sent a
magically de-crypted release forthwith.